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Medical Directors Guide Calls For Speedy Resolution Of NHIS Crisis

4 days ago /

The guild of medical directors is calling for speedy resolution of the face- off between the ministry of health and the national health insurance scheme in order to ensure uninterrupted delivery of basic healthcare across the country. A statement by the president, Femi Babalola said the current situation has affected the...

Cross-River Government Tackles VVF Upsurge

1 week ago /

The Cross-River state government has given directives for corrective surgery on at least one thousand affected women every year to tackle the increasing cases of Vesicovaginal fistula in the state. By this directive and with the support of the federal ministry of health and the world health organization, at least ten...

Minister Of Health Call For The Full Implementation Of The National Tobacco Act

3 weeks ago /

The minister of health, Isaac Adewole has called for the full implementation of the national tobacco act as part of efforts to reduce the rising prevalence of tobacco related diseases. At a sensitization workshop for members of law enforcement agencies in Abuja on Monday, the minister said the active involvement of...

Lawmakers Agree To Formulate Common Strategies To Achieve Better Health Care Services

3 weeks ago /

Federal and state lawmakers have agreed to formulate common strategies in their approach to appropriation, representative and oversight to achieve better health care services. They arrived at this resolution at the unveiling of an initiative called the universal health coverage in Abuja. The gathering of the lawmakers in Abuja afforded them the...

Reactions Trail The Suspension Of Top Officials Of NHIS

4 weeks ago /

Reactions have been trailing the suspension of top officials of the national health insurance scheme, NHIS over allegations of fraud, nepotism and abuse of office. A committee has been set up to look into the matter, but while the investigation lingers, Nigerians are at the receiving end of an ailing health sector. The...

Japanese Govt. Hands Over A Fully Equipped Healthcare Centre In Shere Koro Of Bwari Area Council

1 month ago /

The Japanese government has handed over a fully equipped and solar powered healthcare centre in shere koro area of the bwari area council to the federal capital territory administration. But beyond this cheering news lies the pains of community members whose access to the basic necessities of life is almost forgotten. About...

Kidney Disease: House Of Reps Want National Renal Centre Established

1 month ago /

Nigeria's house of representatives is seeking to compel the executive arm of government to establish a national renal centre, responsible for research on cure, prevention and management of kidney diseases in Nigeria. The lawmaker says government's prompt intervention is required for the fact that Nigeria is facing an epidemic of kidney...

Aliya Bibi: Maternal Health Care Gaps Denies Women Their Rights To Reproductive Health Services

1 month ago /

The federal ministry of health is working with plan international to review the national training manual for health workers in the country This move is to close capacity gaps in health care service delivery in the areas of maternal mortality and newborn issues. Twenty thousand, two hundred and eighty four doctors are...

One Student Confirmed Dead As Lassa Fever Hits Plateau School

1 month ago /

Plateau health commissioner, Kuden Deyin, has confirmed the death of one student, while two others have been hospitalised, following an outbreak of Lassa Fever at the Federal Government College, Langtang. “Yes, there was an outbreak of Lassa Fever at the Federal Government College, Langtang; it has claimed one life while two...

HIV/AIDS: 1 Million Nigerians May Die By 2022 – NACA Chief

1 month ago /

Dr. Sani Aliyu, the Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, has said Nigeria must take full sponsorship of its HIV/AIDS programme or risk losing one million of its citizens currently living with the disease before 2022. Aliyu stated this while fielding questions from State House correspondents in...

FG Embarks On The Construction Of More Rehabilitation Centres

1 month ago /

The federal government says it is embarking on the construction of more rehabilitation centres in the country to cope with the rising cases of drug addiction control    Health minister Isaac Adewole dropped the hint at an event to wrap up the 2017 international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking...

FG Declares Nigeria Meningitis Free

1 month ago /

The Federal Government has officially declared Nigeria free from the latest ‘type c’ deadly Cero Spinal Meningitis (CSM) which has claimed thousands of lives since the outbreak in 2016. The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Oyewole, disclosed this to State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council weekly meeting in Abuja. He...

Dismissal Of NAFDAC From Cargo Clearance Will Encourage Smuggling Of Fake Drugs And Foods – House Of Representatives

2 months ago /

Nigeria’s House of Representatives committee on health services says dismissal of NAFDAC from cargo clearance at the Nigerian ports will encourage smuggling of fake drugs and foods into Nigeria. Chairman of the committee, john Okafor said this in Abuja when the committee visited the agency in Abuja. He said the implication of...

UNAIDS – Children Are Special And Should Not Be Allowed To Be Born With Any Ailment

2 months ago /

Children are special species who should not be allowed to be born with any ailment and even when that happens every effort should be made to get rid of such ailments. This is the view of the speakers at the UNAIDS and Nigeria health summit in Abuja with the theme, early...

Enugu Government Urges Residents To Donate Blood

2 months ago /

The Enugu State Government, on Wednesday, appealed to residents of the state to donate blood in order to ensure the success of its free maternal and child health programme. Dr Okechukwu Ossai, the state Director, Public Health, said in an interview, in Enugu, that availability of blood was critical to maternal...

 

Healthcare Delivery: University Of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital Organizes Free Medical Surgery

2 months ago /

People with abnormally formed lips and roof of the mouths palate in Nigeria may no longer have to keep sleepless nights over their condition as the university of port Harcourt teaching hospital is providing some assistance. Authorities of the teaching hospital say they are organizing free medical surgery for such patients. The...

Polio: Global Leaders Pledge $1.2bn To Protect 450m Children – UNICEF

2 months ago /

In its effort to completely eradicate polio, countries and partners have pledged $1.2 billion to protect 450 million children from the disease every year. According to a statement by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF, Monday, the pledges came from governments, health workers, donors and the partners of the...

UN: Nigeria’s Humanitarian Response Plan 28% Funded

2 months ago /

The 1.5 billion dollars humanitarian response plan for Nigeria for 2017 is 28 per cent funded, five months into the year, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, has said. Kallon, who is also the UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, made the update available to the UN, according to Mr...

Forty-Three Ebola Cases In DR Congo

3 months ago /

The World Health Organisation has announced that there are 43 cases of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo. Three people have died in the current outbreak. The organisation announced the outbreak of the virus in the north-east province of Bas-Uele province two weeks ago. The region lies 1,300km north-east of the capital, Kinshasa,...

NHIS Act Amendment: Senate Seeks To Extend Health Insurance Coverage To All Nigerians

3 months ago /

The move came as the Senate held a public hearing on the repeal of the law establishing the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to be replaced with the National Health Insurance Commission (NHIC).  Speaking during the public hearing yesterday, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Senator Olarenwanju Tejuosho said the...


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